Sumo Deadlift With Bands

The deadlift is a great exercise to perform to build strength and power through the hips and lower limb.  The exercise really loads up and requires you develop force through the posterior chain.  In the video below you will see osteopath Heath Williams performing a Sumo Stance Deadlift with an alternate grip.  The sumo stance is just one of a number of variations on how you can perform the deadlift.  In this video you will also see that he has a 41 inch powerband from Ironedge wrapped around the bar and placed under his feet. The idea of the band is that it requires the individual to work harder on the lockout phase of the pull.

If you are training and want to work on developing strength/power in the pulling phase or simply want to do some speed work, then the bands can be a useful adjunct.

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams of Principle Four Osteopathy.


Principle Four Osteopathy

Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD leading Osteopathy clinics. At the clinic we treat a wide range of clients, ranging from the office worker, exercise enthusiast to athlete. We have 3 experienced osteopaths working across both of the clinics.

The Melbourne City CBD clinic is located at 29 Somerset Place (basement), close to the corner of Elizabeth St and Little Bourke in the Melbourne City CBD. Our premises adjoin the Jon Weller Personal Training Studio, a fully-equipped training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

The Docklands clinic is located at 717 Bourke St (Ground Floor), beneath the Channel 9 building near the walkway from Southern Cross Train Station to Etihad Stadium. Our premises adjoin Pilates on Bourke, a fully-equipped pilates and yoga training space which allows clients to combine their osteopathy treatment with exercise tutorials, pilates or specific training programs and rehabilitation.

To speak to an Osteopath or book an appointment at Principle Four Osteopathy, please book online or call 03 9670 9290.